Mayer Brown LLP
Phillip Schulman is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington, D.C., office and a member of the Consumer Financial Services group. His practice focuses on a range of matters related to real estate finance, mortgage banking and consumer finance in both the primary and secondary markets. He represents companies in the mortgage lending, title insurance and real estate industries in connection with administrative and regulatory compliance matters, including those involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Ginnie Mae, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
He advises clients on matters related to approval, origination and servicing requirements under the US Federal Housing Administration’s single-family loan programs. He also defends companies in connection with governmental audits, investigations and enforcement proceedings, before, among others, the CFPB, HUD, the VA, the DOJ and the Federal Trade Commission, with particular focus on defense of False Claims Act, Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act, Mortgage Review Board and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) enforcement matters.
Holly Spencer Bunting
Mayer Brown LLP
Holly Spencer Bunting is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and a member of the Consumer Financial Services group. She practices in the areas of residential mortgage banking and consumer finance and concentrates on issues of federal and state regulatory compliance and enforcement. Holly represents companies in the mortgage lending, title insurance and real estate industries on regulatory compliance matters and defends clients subject to government audits, investigations and enforcement proceedings. She also provides counsel on federal and state consumer credit and protection laws and regulations, including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and reviews and analyzes existing and proposed business arrangements for compliance with federal and state requirements.
Holly focuses particular attention on assisting companies in complying with the anti-kickback requirements of RESPA, including counseling clients on the creation and operation of affiliated business arrangements, reviewing proposed and existing business relationships and drafting disclosures under Section 8 of RESPA. She also advises mortgage companies and settlement agents on the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure regulations and predecessor disclosure requirements. In addition, Holly counsels mortgage companies related to approval, origination and servicing requirements under government lending programs, including the Federal Housing Administration single-family loan program, and conducts regulatory due diligence related to compliance with government loan origination and servicing regulations and guidelines. She also defends companies in government enforcement proceedings, including, among others, RESPA enforcement matters, FHA and VA audits and CFPB investigations.
Director of Regulatory Compliance
Leslie Wyatt is the Director of Regulatory Compliance at SoftPro. She began her career in the real estate industry over 20 years ago, and joined SoftPro in 2002. She currently oversees the Compliance Department with her primary focus being on regulatory issues at the Federal, state and county levels.
Leslie is a member of the ALTA Implementation Task Force, the Title Action Network Steering Committee, the ALTA Government Affairs Committee, the ALTA Membership Committee, the ALTA Education Committee and the TLTA Federal Issues Committee. She has represented ALTA at a congressional briefing regarding the CFPB and the TRID changes. Leslie travels though out country speaking on our industry’s hot topics with a focus on regulatory and compliance. Leslie continuous to work with the CFPB on various projects regarding TRID, UCD, MISMO and other industry hot topics.